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File photo of Omar Abdullah (Photo: ANI)
File photo of Omar Abdullah (Photo: ANI)

Opposition demands immediate release of three former J&K CMs

  • 'We demand immediate release of all political detainees in Kashmir, especially 3 former J&K CMs,' says the joint statement by Opposition leaders
  • Dissent not only being stifled, but avenues of raising critical voices also being systematically muted, says Opposition statement

New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday demanded immediate release of all political detainees in Jammu and Kashmir, especially three former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

"There are growing assaults on democratic norms, fundamental rights and civic liberties of citizens," a joint statement by Opposition leaders said. "As a result, dissent is not only being stifled, but the avenues of raising critical voices are also being systematically muted."

Nothing exemplifies this more starkly than the continuing detention on "flimsiest of grounds" of three former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers for over seven months.

"There is nothing in the past records of these three leaders to lend credence to the Modi government's false and self-serving claim that they pose a threat to 'public safety' in J&K or that they have endangered national interests with their activities," they added.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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